I know this has been asked a bunch and talked about, but I’m not finding anything that talks about adding runs in when moving to build. I am almost done with SSB2 - have been doing LV, but adding in 2 or 3 z2 rides (6-7 hrs and 400tss roughly a week the last few). This is my first go with structured training - no events at all, just want to become a stronger rider and not get dropped on weekly ride. I am trying to figure out my next move.
I was all set to do build next, but @chad mentioned it is a good time to do base again now during most recent podcast. I am also going to drop a couple of z2 rides and add in a couple of runs a week to balance myself out. Nothing to crazy as I have never really run before - today was first one and it was 30 mins out with 9 mins walking. Ideally would like to build up to run 45-60 mins non stop.
My wonder/concern is if I am adding in running, which is new to me, is moving to build a good idea? Would I be better off repeating SSBLV and add in the runs? Want to make sure I do not over do it and hurt myself. In my mid 40s I do not heal as fast…
Ideally I’d like to keep 4 rides a week and then add in 2 runs. I have looked at the triathlon plans, but not sure if the full triathlon base would be better than SSB. Any thoughts would be great. Thanks!